A macrocyclic lactone (ML) and a benzimidazole (BZ). This means that the capsule delivers two different drench actives that work in different ways to kill parasites. Each capsule contains 92 mg of abamectin (ML) and 2.31 g of albendazole (BZ). Each capsule also contains the trace minerals selenium (12 mg) and cobalt (59 mg).
Treats established infections and prevents new infections of internal parasites sensitive to either or both of the ML and BZ drug families for 100 days. Newly ingested infective larval stages of dual resistant parasite strains (benzimidazole + macrocyclic lactone) can remain sensitive to and controlled by BIONIC PLUS HOGGET while the dual resistant adult stages may not be removed.
BIONIC PLUS HOGGET is effective against sensitive strains or sensitive stages of the following internal parasites: Haemonchus contortus*, Teladorsagia (Ostertagia) circumcincta*, T. trifurcata*, Trichostrongylus axei*, T. colubriformis*, T. vitrinus*, Cooperia curticei, C. oncophora, Nematodirus spathiger*, N. filicollis*, Chabertia ovina, Oesophagostomum spp., Trichuris ovis, Strongyloides papillosus. *Includes inhibited L4 larvae.
The targeted use of BIONIC PLUS HOGGET for those hoggets that require 100 days of low parasite challenge in order to get them to mating weight is recommended. It is not recommended to treat all animals in a flock/mob due to the higher risk of establishing dual resistance on the property with this practice. Targeting the hoggets that would be unlikely to make mating weight without treatment aims to increase the percentage of ewe lambs presented to the ram, increasing productivity.
By law the user must take due care, obtaining expert advice when necessary, to avoid unnecessary pain and distress when using the product other than as directed on the label.
TO ENSURE SAFE DOSING OF CAPSULES YOU MUST FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS
CONTROLLING THE ANIMAL
You must have complete control of the animal at all times, especially of its head and neck. Straddle the animal’s neck while dosing.
To do this, keep its head against your knees or thighs as in a head bail. Do not rush the dosing process, take time and care when administering capsules.
CORRECT ANGLE OF THE HEAD AND NECK
The angle of the head and neck must be straightened so the applicator in the mouth lines up with the throat. Obtain the correct angle by lifting every animal’s chin and extending its neck (by allowing it to pull back against your thighs). keep complete control of the head and neck while dosing (see illustration 2 below).
WARNING: With an incorrect angle or undue force, the operator can puncture the back of the throat causing death.
ENSURE SWALLOWING CONTINUES WHILE DOSING
While holding the animal’s lower jaw, insert the capsule into the side of the mouth and on to the tongue avoiding contact with the teeth. The animal will start swallowing; swallowing must continue throughout the dosing process, and will cease if the head and neck are at the wrong angle, or if your dosing technique is incorrect.
WARNING: Slight resistance may be felt if the animal uses its tongue to block the capsule at the back of the mouth. Withdraw the capsule to restart swallowing. Allow the swallowing reflex to draw the capsule and applicator over the tongue and into the back of the throat. Keep the sheep’s chin up. Don’t use force as you may damage the throat causing fatal infection. Once the hilt of the applicator is at the corner of the mouth gently release the capsule. Observe the animal for a moment to ensure the capsule has been swallowed.
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